In a thrilling match on May 6th, 2023, Real San Jose demonstrated their prowess on the field as they secured a 3-0 win against Marin County Union at PAL Stadium. From the beginning, Real San Jose dominated the gameplay, delivering a united, high-energy performance that left fans on the edge of their seats.
Both sides had their eyes on the prize and prepared to bring their A-game. Real San Jose Coach Dave Gold had his players attack as well as defend, ensuring a well-rounded approach that served them well on both ends of the field. The back line was led by Andy Canepa, featuring Jacob Muniz, Carlos Munoz, and Juan Tribin. In the midfield, Juan Velazquez and Yasid Alvarado executed parallel roles, creating synergy and balance throughout the match.
From the get-go, Real San Jose asserted their dominance. Lluis Dolade scored twice, once in the 18th minute with a remarkable right-footed blast and again in the 21st minute by exploiting a Marin County defensive error. Hector Herrera added to the lead, converting a penalty after being fouled in the 41st minute to bring the score to 3-0.
Marin County struggled to find their footing, only coming close to netting a goal with one powerful shot hitting the crossbar in the second half. However, this was not enough to shake up Real San Jose's momentum, which continued to surge throughout the match.
The midfield duo of Velazquez and Alvarado stood out, impressing with their precise passing and tenacious defending. Francisco Avila was a solid frontline partner for Dolade. The goalkeeper, Charly Fuentes, claimed the first shutout of the season, solidifying the team's excellent performance.
Real San Jose reveled in their dominance, with Coach Dave Gold praising the team's impeccable execution, from their possession to high-energy defending. However, one downside was their inability to score more goals, given the numerous chances they had created in the second half.
On the other side, Marin County Union was unable to keep pace, unable to match the sheer power displayed by their opponents. Their organization and grit were no match for Real San Jose's indomitable passion and skill.
In a prelude to the main event, Real San Jose's U18 team continued the winning streak, downing Marin County's U18 team 3-1 in a pre-match face-off.
As the final whistle blew, Real San Jose notched a resounding 3-0 victory against Marin County Union, further building on a promising season that has players like Hyago Galdino eyeing success in upcoming matches. "Great result," Galdino said, adding, "now we continue to prepare for next week's match against a hungry Vallejo side."
Real San Jose is a team that's definitely worth watching as they return to PAL Stadium to host Junction 29 on May 20th.
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